Sunday, August 14, 2011
My day at the NEC
It was very crowded around the competition entries so I shopped for a while. Oliver Twist perle threads for a special project, then some sari ribbon and hand dyed wool felt. I also bought procion dye robin egg blue from Ario because I have struggled to mix duck egg blue at home. I have no idea if robins eggs are the same colour as ducks!
I calmed down then and fought my way to the quilts. I looked at the contemporary and the Art quilts, then decided I needed a rest. Lunch and a cup of tea and then I set off to find the 'virtual studio'.
I did eventually reluctantly leave the virtual studio, but succumbed to the 'making your mark' book and dvd. I also bought one thermofax screen.
I wandered through the exhibitions, drooled at the quilts, then bought a huge cinnamon bun to eat on the coach going home. I had a lovely day, met lovely people, some old friends and some I 'know' via the internet. One day is not long enough to see all the quilts, watch the demonstrations and shop. Next year I think I will book a hotel and stay over.
Today I got an email saying I had won some fabric in a prize draw - Happy dancing all round then.
Posted by Wendy at 9:44 pm